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2016 BBP audio build

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Man of Steel TRD, May 2, 2016.

  1. May 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    Man of Steel TRD

    Man of Steel TRD [OP] Ignorance is the new normal

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    Alright, I finally have the time to make my audio build thread. I have had it done for a couple of weeks now and it was worth ever minute of the 50+ hours I have in the build. I tried to take lots of pics to help anyone with their truck.

    I started with a mountain of parts, I went with Kicker, good quality product.

    I actually had to buy more parts but anyone that has done anything on their truck knows you don't usually ever get everything the first trip.
    I went with a Kicker KX 400.4 to run the front mids and tweets and the 2 ways in the back doors. http://www.kicker.com/40KX4004
    The mids and tweets I went with for the front doors are Kicker KS Series 6.75 Components. http://www.kicker.com/41KSS674
    The 2 ways are KS series 6.75 coaxial speakers for the rear doors. http://www.kicker.com/41KSC674

    I wanted to keep the stock head unit because of how intagrated everything is to it so I went with a zxsum8 signal processor to take the high level speaker outputs from the deck to low level RCA outputs to go to the amplifiers. http://www.kicker.com/10ZXSUM8

    For my subwoofers I went with Kicker Comp RT shallow mount subs. They hit much lower than I thought they would for a subwoofer built for a small box. I went with 1 ohm voice coils so I could bridge them each up to 2 ohms and then bridge the two of them up to 4 ohms together to help my sub amp run a bit cooler. http://www.kicker.com/43CWRT101

    I had a long time member of TW, @Mr Marv build me my boxes. He was half the price of the local shops here in AZ including shipping! I had to carpet them but that wasn't too big of a deal. He is a true craftsman that has been building enclosures for a very long time. I was actually kind of sad that I carpeted them because they were so well built.

    I didn't want to have to cut any wires so I bought these two metra adapters and used speedwire to get the signal from the head unit to the signal processor.

    I HAVE A FULL WALK THROUGH FOR RE-PINNING THE HARNESSES AND WIRING IN THE SPEEDWIRE ON PAGE 7 OF THIS THREAD.

    I HAVE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO INSTALL SPACERS WITH LONGER BOLTS TO PUSH THE BACK SEAT FORWARD ON POST #750.

    THIS WILL ONLY WORK FOR THE NON JBL SYSTEMS.


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2437869742&pf_rd_i=desktop
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2437869742&pf_rd_i=desktop
    http://www.amazon.com/Stinger-SGW9920-Conductor-Speedwire-Black/dp/B002ODEZ1G/ref=pd_sim_107_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=31iknfApitL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0RFJWNCGWE4XA7PRS3RX


    I had an Alpine 1.600 monoblock amp to run the subs that I had in my Mazdaspeed3. It is a little monster and can push just about anything.

    There is an awesome video on taking the doors apart from OEM audio. This will save me some typing so here it the link to their youtube video.
    https://youtu.be/c37zgaUQsVo

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    https://youtu.be/6DcJKIH4FVc
    https://youtu.be/Uukh75Casrw
     
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  2. May 2, 2016 at 7:26 PM
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    Can you please re-upload the one picture of how you suggest others wire up the HU to DSP? Its not showing.

    Also, where did you ground out the amps?
     
  3. May 2, 2016 at 7:33 PM
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    Clean install! How's it sound?
     
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  4. May 2, 2016 at 7:35 PM
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    Sure here it is. I just grounded my amp in the back to the seat belt mount bolt and the one under the driver's seat I grounded to an existing ground spot from the factory.
    harness.jpg
     
  5. May 2, 2016 at 7:36 PM
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    Thanks!! It sounds really great!! Loud but very clean and clear.
     
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  6. May 3, 2016 at 4:47 AM
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    ... ^^^ ... Great DIY series ... you could be doing DIY pics/vids for Toyota or Crutchfield ... :D
     
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  7. May 3, 2016 at 9:35 AM
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    Finally got the parts to start building mine. Where did you route the power wire through. I was thinking the same nipple in the OEM video but can't tell if a 4 gauge wire will fit.

    Here's a pic of the metra harness I started. Removed all the wire that aren't needed. Going to shorten the wires up and solder it again. image.jpg
     
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  8. May 3, 2016 at 10:19 AM
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    That's some good work right there. There is a grommet directly behind the battery on the firewall that was pretty easy to get through. I will take a pic of it later today for you.
     
  9. May 3, 2016 at 10:46 AM
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    Like the OP I used the existing rubber grommet on the battery side of the firewall, plenty of room and a 4ga power wire fit through easily. Used a small phillips head screw driver to punch a hole through, just be careful there are other wire bundles going through the grommet. Keep the hole small and the grommet will seal nicely around the power cable.
     
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  10. May 3, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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    Yup, that's exactly what I did too.
     
  11. May 3, 2016 at 2:51 PM
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    what are the dimensions of the box? Specifically how deep did you make the bottom, and how wide did you make each enclosure?
     
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    I am working on something like this.... Trying to get a ported box...
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  13. May 3, 2016 at 3:26 PM
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    I honestly don't know. I had @Mr Marv build it for me. He asked me not to give the dimensions out. Let me see if I can find the drawings for another enclosure that another member gave to me for his box. It will probably help you out for sure.
     
  14. May 3, 2016 at 3:32 PM
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    Here's is where I ran it through the firewall. It is directly behind the battery.
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  16. May 3, 2016 at 6:48 PM
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    Thanks. So it's part of the main harness grommet. I'll have to look when I get some light
     
  17. May 3, 2016 at 6:52 PM
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    Yeah, I was able to get two 4 gauge wires through it.
     
  18. May 3, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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    I like this box design because is allows more room to mount the amp(s). I may have to design another with this in mind. However i am a bit concerned about the air space each enclosure will have... I only need .5ft^3 for the subs i am running.
     
  19. May 3, 2016 at 8:22 PM
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    If it's too small you can stuff the box with polyfil. It makes the sub think there is more air space than there really is.

    Nevermind, you are thinking it doesn't have to be that big. Duh. Sorry about that
     
  20. May 3, 2016 at 8:25 PM
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    yeah i have heard that. I just read that his box gives about .28ft^3 per sub. But his box does not go all the way up like my design which may give me the space i need. Also im thinking that a sealed box will sound better in a truck so the ported design maybe a project box to build after i build a sealed box.
     

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